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Today In Hip Hop: The Game Drops “LAX” Album

2008: West Coast rapper The Game dropped his third album LAX on Aug. 26, 2008.

Coming off a universally hailed debut studio album with 2005’s The Documentary and a strong sophomore followup with 2006’s Doctor’s Advocate, Game didn’t really have much left to prove. And yet, the Compton rapper tasked himself to create a soundtrack for the African American struggle in the eyes of a nation going through recession.

Production credits on the album include Cool & Dre, Kanye West, Scott Storch, Nottz, Hi-Tek and more. Always one to be known for big guest stars, Game enlisted Lil Wayne, Chrisette Michele, Common, Ice Cube, Keyshia Cole, Ludacris, Nas, Ne-Yo, Raekwon and more for the 19-track offering. Songs like “Dope Boy,” “Game’s Pain” and “My Life” helped propel the album to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, moving almost 240,000 copies in the first week. The album was released in both a regular version and deluxe version with two different cover arts. The first cover art featured Game and his two sons on a couch while the second cover art shows Game alone on that same couch smoking a blunt.

Read More: Today in Hip-Hop: The Game Drops ‘LAX’ Album – XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/08/today-in-hip-hop-the-game-drops-lax-album/?trackback=tsmclip

Young Thug Drops Trailer For “Jeffery” Album

Young Thug is gearing up to release his new album Jeffery this Friday (Aug. 26), and in preparation he drops a new trailer for the LP on his Instagram. You can watch it above.

In it, Thug’s getting questioned by a whole host of people, familiar and unfamiliar. They swear he’s Young Thug, but no, he says. “My name is Jeffery.”

The trailer is part of an ongoing effort to rebrand Thug as a new type of artist, one that’s distancing himself from the Slime Season era of his career. He talked to Travis Scott about it on last week’s episode of .wav radio.

Read More: Young Thug Drops Commercial for ‘Jeffery’ Album – XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/08/young-thug-jeffery-trailer/?trackback=tsmclip

DJ Whoo Kid Announces NEW G-Unit Mixtape Coming Soon!!!

 

Fans of mid-2000s gangsta rap rejoice: A new G-Unit mixtape is dropping next week. DJ Whoo Kid, who was the group’s official DJ for several years during their ascent to national notoriety, said as much in a recent tweet.

Attached to Whoo Kid’s tweet is a clip of an unreleased Young Buck and Kidd Kidd song. As you probably could’ve guessed, the track sees the two rappers reflecting on their unwillingness to abandon the street life.

According to Whoo Kid, the project is titled The Lost Flash Drive, and Tony Yayo is the person most responsible for pushing its release. While Whoo Kid didn’t elaborate too much on the subject, the title points toward the project being comprised of older G-Unit songs that were found on a “lost flash drive.” We’ll probably be getting more info in the near future.

Read More: DJ Whoo Kid Teases New G-Unit Mixtape With Unreleased Material – XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/08/dj-whoo-kid-new-g-unit-mixtape-unreleased-material/?trackback=tsmclip

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